A blog displaying the concept art and character designs from various films along with wildlife and animal paintings of Aaron Blaise.
Thank you so much Mr. Blaise, you are the greatest! Master! I am also happy because I could directly contribute to my favourite contemporary artist (you) by purchasing the tutorials + learning new skills. As a suggestion: because the tutorial is huge (and this is better, instead of being short and useless), we need time to absorb and implement the special knowledge. For those who purchased the tutorials, you could create an email, or a link on your website were we could upload the little animations we will do in the future, or just simply sending a youtube link where you can see them. The purpose of this would be quick evaluation and critique, if you are still available for this possibility. Thank you and I wish you the best: Alex M.
heya! its so awesome that you made these tutorials. its been my dream to be an animator. but because of how pricey the schools where I mostly learned on my own on how things work and such. I’ve been an artist for 24 years never had experience in the professional field.
but I feel like I’m at least good enough to try and make a short of my very own. my goal is to be as smooth and beautiful as Disney with a touch of my very own style.
i want to try and give you some animation that i have done before your course and perhaps show you some animation after it. i’m not super new to animation but this will really help, besides the books i bought. yaay for 2d hand drawn animation you’re my idol^^
Thanks for your excellent work!!! You are a great inspiration for all,a really big master.My fav Master. :)
Thank you for creating these! I’m a CG animator whose passionate about animation and I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time. I’m always looking to improve my work and I think your tutorials will really help. Thanks again!
Thanks so much for creating this course, your passion for animation is infectious. I look forward to learning more from you. best regards
thank you for your awesome tutorial i just purchased it and it is still in downloading i can wait to see it and practice with it
thank you shifu master
Thank you very much for Complete Animation Course Mr. Blaise ! You are a Great Master
Hi, I watched the entire course and I learned A LOT! and one thing I learned also is that, other than I’m not good in animation, and I need a lot of practice, but I felt like… this is the language that I speak! how the character becomes what he says, how the curve is so important in the movement, and lots of other things that I used to notice in good animation but couldn’t explain. the information are like rain in the desert to me.
the only thing I wish for is that you make assignments for each lesson, correct them, and have a certificate, or even a small note that the course was completed.
I’ll be the first one to send my animation :)
Thank you so much.
Sir, It was one of the most wonderful things I have ever bought in my entire life. It was educationally inspiring and I learnt a lot from you, THANK YOU!
Very excited and happy. This makes my heart sing. Animation rocks!!!
Aaron, Thank you very much for your awesome tutorials and videos. I just got my Cintiq only few weeks ago. When I was looking about lessons on how to use it. I found you and your wonderful lessons on You Tube and your website. Now I want to draw and paint like I use to. I also took 3D courses years ago in animation, but also like the 2D drawing aspects as well and hope to combine it all as you have. I currently work as an Digital Artist. Sometimes I even get to do Character Art and yes that Funny Christmas Reindeer was mine! When I saw your Art and got my Cintiq it just opened up new possibilities for me. I hope to see more on your lessons and other videos. Thanks again!!!
Thank you very much Mr Blaise for for the greeting video. I’ve discovered your website today and sign up after reading all reviews on your Animation courses because I want to get into 3D Animation school next year and I needed 2D Animation courses I could take in my spare time.
I hope I make nice animations and show you what I learn from you soon. Every Thursday I go to virtual schools: New Master Academy, Schoolism and Aaron Blaise’s Animation course… that’s my favorite week day ;P
Hi Aaron! First of all, thanks for these tutorials, they are absolutely amazing. Quick request. Is there any way you could explain when to use 1s or 2s when animating? I’ve only been animating on 1s so far since I’m a beginner, but I heard it’s a good idea to use a mixture of 1s and 2s. I have no idea how close the frames should be and it’s quite confusing since it will be different when animating on different frame speeds.
Sadly, there are no specific tutorials online for this. Is there any way you could try help me out by giving a few tips? Or possibly maybe a short video on this?
Thanks so much!
Check out the book called “Timing for Animation”. It says that you should animate on 1s for quick action and 2s for slower actions.
Thank you so much for this course, you´re helping us artist in an awesome way. :D
Thank-you so much for these videos! [Complete Animation Course] I shared the link to your product page with the rest of my fellow animators and with my students. I hope that you will get a few more sales from them.
Hey Aaron, Thank you for creating the “Complete Animation Course”!
I have always wanted to learn how to animate but living in Germany I had only limited access to do so. In art school I only learned how to use the tools of 3ds max to move objects and set keyframes which gave me a slight idea of how animation worked. 9 years ago, when I was 17, I considered going to sheridan college in Canada to learn the fundamentals of 2D animation but due to the high fees I chose another path as an illustrator and concept artist in Germany.
I am truly grateful for this course that you have created. I never gave up on my dream of becoming an animator and your tutorials give me the confidence that I can actually become one.
Kind regards and a happy new year!
thank you for all of this wonderful videos, I’ve seen the first two lessons and I really learned a lot, I’ am surprised!! What I think it will help, in my case , its that maybe you can put the diferent layers in a single image, like the locomotion of the tiger, so we can see better the process, per example, in the ballerina example, I would love to see all the drawings or the bunny example, It’s an oppinion from my point of view!! but again, Thank you!!! and Blessings!!
This is the best present I have ever made myself :) And I’m happy I can contribute to your work making all these great tutorials. I’m a huge fan and I hope someday I can do amazing animation like you.
Kisses from Barcelona!
I just want to say Thank you :D I just purchased the complete course and I’m so excited to study from You, it’s like a dream.
Thank you again for the great work!!
Kisses from Italy :) Elena
Thank you Mr Blaise! Hard to find such great Courses. Almost finished to watch the anatomy tutorial and couldn’t wait to purchase this one!
Hey Aaron, I bought the animation course yesterday and I’m 6 videos in. heres a link to what I’ve done so far https://youtu.be/ofVrZ0dob_g
its just the bouncing ball but I want to nail it and get it right, so im going to practice it over and over and play with the timing. In art school my drawing teacher made me(no one else in the class) draw a sphere over and over and over again and he said that if you can master drawing the sphere, cylinder, cube and cone then you can draw anything. I look at the bouncing ball as an animated version of this lesson. Great course so far. thanks
I know you get an overwhelming amount of replies, but if you do happen to read this one comment I wanted to say thanks for the tutorials, I’m just starting out and bought your complete animation tutorials today (May 29, 2016) so I can’t say a whole lot about the actual product yet I’ve only had it for a little while. I also left you a comment on your youtube on one of your videos asking a question, if you happen to see it as well, I was “NightFox” on there, it’s not important if you reply, I just wanted to make note of that just incase you do happen to see either comment on youtube or this one here. Again thank you, I am seeking into going to school for animation, I’m currently enrolled in a visual arts program at a tech school designed for transfering students to go into programs such as animation. I’ve been looking into Savannah college of art and design and Ringling. Anyway I hope this all helps me learn more about all of this and help me decide further which area to pursure further, I was thinking of 3D computer animation, but I’m trying my best to take it one step at a time. Again thank you for putting this together and I’m also glad I caught it on sale.
Great course material, you cover so many of the subjects that I’m interested in, human + animal anatomy, animation fundamentals and character design. I’m not sure if you cover values, light & colour, I will have to wait and see.
The only feedback I have right now is to consider offering critique classes / sessions.
God Bless. http://www.facebook.com/newparable
Thank you soo much for your hard work Mr. Aaron sir!
Thank you for creating these Tutorials. I have also bought Richard Williams Animators Survival Kit. I am 31 now and have been drawing since i was 9. The problem if you are german is that there are no animation studios and if you want to be an Animator you have to pay a lot of money for schools or teach it yourself.
Using a book is a good reference work but seeing it in action and listening is easier for me.
You have worked for Disney for 21 years. When i was at my school in December 2016 where i start to become a media designer the teacher recommended me to work at the Disney Studios in Munich. So maybe you hear from me being a Disney-Animator beginning 2019.
Sr. Blaise usted es increíble, se nota que realmente ama enseñando y compartiendo lo que sabe, estudiare este curso con mucha pasión y compartiré mi trabajo con usted, espero llegar a ser como usted y algún día compartir trabajo juntos, un abrazo desde Perú C:
Thank you so much for sharing your wide and precious experience!! You are such a great artist, not just for your skills and professional experience but because you want to help other people grow in your field. Thank you again for making all these incredible courses and tutorials!!
Hi, thank you very much for the course, I’ve been a digital animator for some years now but I feel I need to “up” my game and I think that these tutorials are just what I need.
I see you use TV Paint for the courses. I’m a ToonBoom user and as far as I know I can follow the examples without a problem using harmony. I’d like more information and comparison between TVPaint and ToonBoom, as far as I know the former is better suited for frame to frame animation. But, if possible, I’d like to hear some tips about using ToonBoom with this course and for animating in general.
Thank you again for your work.
Thank you for your work and for sharing your great experience.
Dear Aaron, thank you soooo much for this opportunity! I’m an artist from Kazakhstan and I’m a big fan of yours! I’ve been following you on Instagram for a long time and LOVE what you create! I love all these beautiful films you worked on! I’ve also listened to several podcasts with your participation and I love how easily you share with your knowledge and experience. You are an amazing artist and human being! I’m so so grateful! Thank you!
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